Blast Magazine: Liberation is very much like an amuse-bouche to Assassin’s Creed III – bite-sized and appetizing, but lacking enough depth to give you a complete idea of what the series is capable of.
It's a fucking open game on a fucking handheld that is a fucking full fledged AC game on the go. Why can't reviewers fucking understand? This game deserves 4/5.
A must buy title with remarkable brutal combat and a character whose ethnicity doesn't feel forced. And the trailers lie. The game doesn't look at all like the trailers at all but is instead 10 times better over. Anyone that has the game can attest that until you actually see it on a Vita in your hands no footage does it justice. An incredible open world title...on a handheld. Amazing.
Because sometimes it can be hard to judge a VITA title.. the way that Sony touts it as "real 'HD console' experience on the go" versus just a portable device. I think it would be more appropriate to compare AC3L against 3DS', iOS', Android's titles and see that such gameplay is actually a feat on on-the-go devices!
Because it's an Assassin's Creed game, and is therefore judged next to other Assassin's Creed games, all of which are on far superior hardware. Insofar is illegitimate criticism goes, this attitude really isn't all that bad. I mean, hell, it's not like they're saying the game sucks because the playing as a black woman would alienate and/or irritate certain gamers--a sentiment I've seen far too often with regard to AC3L.
I wouldn't say a 3 out of 5. Probably a 4. The biggest problem for me is the lack of backstory and the persona system. It's a cool idea but it gets annoying. And the graphics are not anywhere near what they were in the trailers. I wasn't expecting them to be but I thought they'd be a little better. The combat and controls are amazing though and the fact that it is a huge open world on a handheld makes it understandable why the graphics aren't as good as they were in trailers.
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